Special Education

NYS School for the Blind, photos of the students
Adapted Physical Education

Adapted Physical Education Staff

Brendan Brady and Kurt Diesfeld

Adapted Physical Education is an educational program that focuses on each student individually while being taught in a small group setting of 5 to 8 students. All of the basic fitness components are addressed, as well as locomotion skills, balancing, playing ball games, team work, manipulative skills (throwing, catching, dribbling) and other skills which enhance both gross and fine motor development, are also emphasized.

During swimming students work on kicking, stroke work, submerging, and for some students, swimming is used primarily for therapeutic reasons. Our program at NYSSB focuses on each individual student to develop their physical abilities and confidence.

Justin in the exercise roomlearning to swim

Last Updated: May 28, 2015